Upcoming Rides:

Bearmouth to Helmville
Saturday, July 12 (78 mi.)
Meet at Eastgate parking lot at 8:00 a.m. and carpool for a 9:00 a.m. start on the frontage road at Bearmouth, off I 90 Exit 138. Ride to Drummond, stop for snacks at the Conoco, and, just beyond Drummond, head north on Hwy 271 for 5 mile climb and a 12 mile gradual descent through wide open country to Helmville and lunch at the Copper Queen Saloon.

Alberton Railroad Days
Saturday, July 19 (70 mi.)
Meet at Wheat Montana, 3rd and Reserve. An early 8:00 a.m. start for today's ride out Big Flat and Nine Mile Road to Alberton will get us there in time for the Railroad Days Parade. Lots of food vendors (pie, hot dogs, burritos) and a gunfight outside the bar at noon. Wooo! Wooo! Construction on I 90 Is nearly complete and riding the wide shoulder between Huson and Ninemile (less than 3 miles) is again possible. And the frontage road from Ninemile to Alberton is in good condition. An alternative to the short stretch of I 90 goes through Sixmile and to the Remount Station with several miles of well packed gravel.

44th Annual Tour of the Swan River Valley  

TOSRV West . May 31 - June 1, 2014 

   

 Montana's Bicycle Touring Classic . 200 Cyclists

 Sponsored by: Missoulians On Bicycles 

The Tour of the Swan River Valley West (TOSRV West) is a two-day, 226 miles, challenging bicycle tour through western Montana's most scenic areas. It was established in 1970 as a recreational and social event rather than a race. Missoulians On Bicycles, the event organizer, provides food stops, baggage shuttle and overnight arrangements so that you can concentrate on enjoying the cycling. TOSRV West is modeled after the original TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley) in Ohio. (www.tosrv.org)

We are returning to the original loop route again this year. On Saturday we'll ride up along the Blackfoot and Clearwater rivers to Seeley Lake for lunch and then on to Bigfork for dinner and overnight. On Sunday we'll ride alongside Flathead Lake and south along the Mission Mountains to return to Missoula - the classic,scenic TOSRV West.

TOSRV West is also an annual fundraiser for our club, a non-profit group established to promote bicycling in western Montana. In the past we have made donations to: Adventure Cycling Association, Missoula Institute for Sustainable Transportation, Friends to Youth, Missoula Bike/Ped Office, Watson Children's Center, Camp Mak-A-Dream, Hellgate Radio Club, Potomac 4-H club, Seeley Lake Senior Citizens Center, Bigfork Elementary School, Potomac Community Center, Arlee Fire Department and Ronan Boy Scouts.

We hope you enjoy this Montana Classic as much as we enjoy sponsoring it. View more history on the event.

Tour Director Tim Marchant bike@tosrvwest.org.

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2014 Sponsors:

Abby Carpet

Campus Quick Copy

Le Petit Outre

Odwalla

Break Espresso

Montana BMW Club